Wednesday 18 October 2017

Family announces death of Houston daughter (22)

Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in 2011.
Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown in 2011.
Bobbi Kristina Brown arrives at Tri-Star Pictures' "Sparkle" premiere in 2012.

Rachael Alexander in Los Angeles

Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has died at the age of 22.

A family spokesperson Kristen Foster said she passed away on Sunday surrounded by her family and was "finally at peace in the arms of God".

She was discovered face down and unresponsive in a bathtub on January 31 and placed in a medically induced coma. She never regained consciousness.

She was moved to a hospice in the city of Duluth, Georgia, a month ago after her condition deteriorated.

Brown was the only daughter of Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown. Houston was found dead in a hotel bath in Los Angeles in 2012.

The family posted a photo of Houston with Bobbi Kristina as a baby on whitneyhouston.com with the following message: "It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully. The family thanks everyone for their loving thoughts and prayers. As Bobbi Kristina would say: 'The wind is behind me and the sun is in my face'."

"Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July 26 2015, surrounded by her family," Ms Foster added. "She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months."

Singer Dionne Warwick, Whitney Houston's cousin, described Bobbi Kristina as "a sweetheart". "She will be missed, that's for sure. She was a good girl. She was a good little girl. She really was," she said.

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